Friday, March 31, 2023

Qi - Thriving and Growing

Baby Qi, came to our orphan care project last year in October.  Qi had been abandoned in north central China and taken to a local orphanage.  She was diagnosed with a brain injury, so the orphanage asked if we could help her.

Little Qi’s vital signs were somewhat unstable when she arrived at our home, so the first thing our staff did was arrange for her to have skin-to-skin kangaroo time.  She needed a little bit of supplemental oxygen at first, but it wasn’t long before she was feeding well and didn’t need oxygen anymore.  Qi’s nannies made sure to give her all the love, cuddles and nurturing she would have received from her own family.

Today, Qi is a happy, healthy 6-month-old who shows no signs of brain damage or other developmental delays.  This month, she travelled to Beijing to meet with specialists, to make sure there are no other issues that could affect her in the future.  We are enjoying watching her grow and learn.  Her bright, sunny personality brings joy to all who care for her. 

Thank you for being there for Qi.  


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